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  U.S. Senate Sen. Schumer D-NY on Government Shutdown  CSPAN  January 18, 2019 7:59am-8:01am EST

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or later the loss of liberty is but one generation away. >> watch booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> is the government shutdown continues, members of congress are speaking about the impact it is having on their state. next, a look at what senators had to say thursday starting with minority leader charles schumer. >> mister president, democratic leader. >> i want to echo the words of my colleague, our great member senator mary. the trump shutdown dragged into his 27th day, the pain inflicted on our country, our citizens, our economy, grows. the council of economic advisers said the shutdown would hurt our economy twice as much as projected. experts are predicting it could wipe out the entire first
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quarter of economic growth. reports are understaffed. the tsa understaffed means longer and longer lines. yesterday the executive vice president of the air traffic controller said flying is, quote, less safe today than a month ago, absolutely. .. are suffering , i could give a list of a idng number. mister president, president trump this has gone on too long. why to do with disagreement about border security. if he sends exasperation in my tone, you're right. we democrats are exasperated. all we want to do is reopen the government we are happy to debate border security with the president or our republican colleagues, happy too. but let's reopen the government. and my friends, my republican
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friends here, both the president of leader mcconnell are echoing the overwhelming will of the american people. so we urge our colleagues to think about this. we know that president trump is not interested in ending the shutdown. leader mcconnell knows he has end this shutdown. the only reason we're in this prolonged stalemate is that far, my friend the republican leader refuses to take up any legislation to reopen the government. we should do it now. i yield the floor. >> senator kaine, you are yielding to me to talk about your department of the bills, okay. and let me just thank you for your vigilance. i mean, when we have 800,000 federal employees across the country and their families hurting, you have